Last week, Major League Baseball’s 30 team owners voted unanimously to lock out the players. The MLB offseason has, as a result, come to a pause. Teams are not permitted to sign free agents, or to trade players who are part of the union during the work stoppage. (Minor-league players can still be traded.) It could be some time, then, until the fates of Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman, and the other top remaining free agents are revealed — to say nothing of the players, like Matt Olson and Sonny Gray, who could be traded before spring training.
While we wait for the return of the hot stove, we figured we’d mark the occasion by grading each team’s offseason to date. You can find the full grades below, but please note that this report card (or is it more of a progress report?) is broken down division by division, and that this is mostly for entertainment purposes. (Hey, we could all use a distraction these days, right?)
Let’s get to it.
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